Please be advised of the following information for ACTIVE workers on Centralized Payroll regarding retroactive money due from the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019 contract:
Retroactive checks for back increments and the August 1, 2017 2% across-the-board increase will be distributed on October 26, 2018. These will be separate paper checks, and because there could be several increments owed and the pension withdrawal was different for each year of the retroactive increases, there will be several checks. In fact, if you had many personnel actions over the three years of retroactive money, including promotions, you could be receiving as many as 3 to 10 separate checks. You will have to review the pay stubs of each check so that you understand what they are for. CWA has asked for a spreadsheet of everyone’s retroactive checks. All of the checks will have withholding from them, except that you will not be charged retroactive healthcare deductions.
$650 Max Bonuses
$650 bonuses for people at max have been distributed, however, we are having a dispute with the State about some people who were not provided with these bonuses even though they did not receive increments. CWA has filed a grievance on behalf of everyone who didn’t receive an increment and should have gotten a $650 bonus but didn’t. If you should have received the bonus and didn’t, but you didn’t file a grievance, that is okay– we filed it on your behalf already.
Reviewing Retropay Calculations
When the retroactive checks are received and you have had a chance to review them, we will distribute a process for asking payroll to review any mistakes if you think one has been made. Please do not guess at how to get that addressed. This has been a complicated and difficult process of running the time clock back to get the calculations right we just need to get money in hand and work through each difficulty as it comes up.
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The CWA Local 1033 Education & Equity Committee is hosting a CPR and AED Certification Training provided by the American Red Cross for CWA Local 1033 Members and Guests.
Kickoff meeting to discuss the requirements of the certification course and to register for the course will be held at CWA Local 1033 Headquarters, 321 W. State St. Trenton, NJ.
The Local BBQ is still on for today in spite of uncooperative weather. There will be plenty of covered events and activities along with great food. Dress warm and let’s make the best of a rainy day.
The CWA Local 1033 Education Equity Committee is hosting a blood drive this fall and is in search of volunteers who want to donate and give the gift of life to someone in need.
Please fill out Blood Drive Survey – Education Equity Committee – August 10, 2018 and return to the Education Equity Committee.
VICTORY! Another door closed on a terrible chapter in Christie’s tenure. Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected Christie’s job banding rule which implemented far-reaching changes to the state’s promotion process. Here’s our statement from CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein on the Supreme Court “Job-Banding” decision:
“With the New Jersey Supreme Court today vacating Governor Christie’s ridiculous, infamous “job-banding” rule, we finally close the door on another terrible chapter in Christie’s tenure. Job-banding combined and blended groups of Civil Service titles and then permitted management to subjectively declare that hand-picked employees had achieved “competencies” and could be “advanced” through that range at management’s whims and wishes. Both the Assembly and State Senate passed resolutions declaring Christie’s ridiculous rule not within the intent of the law and declaring it void, but the Christie Administration implemented it anyway. CWA and the legislature challenged the job-banding rule in court and it took years to get to the Supreme Court. The Appellate Court rightfully found that Christie’s rule violated our state’s constitution which requires that promotions be made based upon “merit and fitness” through competitive examination where practicable and vacated the rule, but the Christie Administration appealed. Today, the Supreme Court upheld the Appellate Court’s decision. So ends yet another wasteful and sleazy Christie scheme.”